June 2022:

New requirements for Iraq Company documents

The Embassy of Iraq have new requirements for all non shipping documents as below.

When submitting documents please enclose a separate letter with the following information:

  • The name of the Irish company that has submitted the document
  • The company’s address
  • The name of the Director(s) of the company
  • Their email and phone numbers

Commercial Powers of Attorney

A Director of the company must write and sign a letter verifying the authenticity of the power of attorney and the information above must also be included.

  • Every Commercial invoice requires a Certificate of Origin.
  • Documents require authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • Manufacturing and expiry dates required on the Certificate of Origin.
  • Shipments to the private sector with the exception of pharmaceuticals require a certificate of conformity.
  • Waybill required for each shipment
  • If the goods are produced by origin(s) outside the United Kingdom, then a formal letter issued from the consigner company is required to confirm that the goods have been produced for their benefit
  • All documents should have a recent date
  • Exporters are reminded that there are some restrictions on trading with Iraq, though many have been relaxed.
  • Contact the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment – Export Licensing Unit, Phone; [01] 661 4444 for full details

AICC Legalisation fee for Certificate of origin & Invoice

Members €75
Non-Members €90

Certification Fee

Members €50
Non-Members €70

Iraq Fact File

Country Name:
Republic of Iraq

38.9 million (July 2020 est.)

Population Growth:
2.16% (2020 est.)

Arabic (official), English widely spoken

Iraqi Dinar (ID) = 1,000 fils


Business Hours:
Government offices: 08:00 to 14:00 (Sunday to Thursday)
Banks: 08:00 to 14:0 (Sunday to Thursday)

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce